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Maritrema subdolum

Synonyms: Maritrema rhodanicum

Wikipedia Abstract

Maritrema subdolum is a species of parasitic fluke found in the Wadden Sea. It is related to the New Zealand species Maritrema novaezealandensis, and like its New Zealand relative, Maritrema subdolum infects local amphipods, in this case, Corophium volutator and Corophium arenarium. The cercariae of M. subdolum emerge from the first intermediate host, a gastropod of the genus Hydrobia for example, and seek out the next host, a crustacean. There the cercariae develop into metacercariae and form metacercarial cysts of different sizes.
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Prey / Diet

Idotea emarginata[1]
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)[1]
Larus canus (Mew Gull)[1]
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)[1]
Tringa totanus (Common Redshank)[1]



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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